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Stay On the Trail toward a Deeper Walk with God with father-daughter duo Marcus & Stephanie Warner. Listen in on conversations about important models and concepts that inform the way we live the Christian life. We’ll talk philosophy, theology, and practical issues related to heart-focused discipleship.

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Last episode we talked about listening prayer and how this practice can help us connect with God more intimately in our lifestyle. This episode we are digging into the emotional healing side of listening prayer and looking at the acrostic R.E.A.L.

In this episode, we are talking about prayer, especially as it relates to connecting with God. Do our attachment styles, maturity levels, or relational skills affect our prayer life? What is Listening Prayer (and what is it not)? This conversation focuses on listening prayer at the lifestyle level. In the next episode, we'll focus on […]

As we wrap up the Resilience series, we're looking at the final topic, “Connecting with God.” What does it look like to connect with God – to know, trust, and obey Him? We also take the first part of the episode to discuss the Asbury Revival 2023. 

In this episode we continue our “Connecting with People” discussion by digging into the super helpful tool “VCR,” which stands for Validate, Comfort, Recover. You can use this tool to help yourself and to help others. We talk about VCR in different situations and age groups, left- vs. right-brain emotions, and more. 

We've been talking about the ABCs of Bounce, and today we come to “C” – Connecting with People and with God. In this episode we're specifically looking at Connecting with People. What is belonging and why is it important? Vulnerability, empathy, boundaries – we're discussing all this and more. 

We're continuing the ABCs of Bounce with “B” for Beliefs. What is the connection between beliefs and emotions? How do attachments influence beliefs? How can we win the battle for our mind? We're looking at this and more in this week's episode. 

This episode continues the ABCs of Bounce discussion with Part Two of Appreciation. We're walking through the acrostic G.A.M.E.S. This is a great acrostic to work through for yourself or in a group to build joy and appreciation. It stands for Gratitude, Anticipation, Memories, Experiences, Singing. 

In this episode we’re starting a sub topic within the larger Resilience series. We are looking at what Marcus calls the ABCs of Bounce. We'll give an overview of the ABCs and then dive deeper into the “A” – Appreciation.

We're continuing our conversation about emotional resilience by looking at the importance of nurturing a rhythm of joy and rest. What are joy and rest from a biblical and brain perspective? How can we start nurturing a rhythm to grow and sustain our emotional capacity?

Are you scraping the bottom of the barrel? We're starting 2023 with a much-needed look at emotional resilience. For this episode, we're setting up capacity. What is it? Why is it important? What are some small steps we can take to get more of it?

In this episode we wrap up our Life of Jesus series with a look at the resurrection. Marcus has two acrostics for you! We'll be taking a break for Christmas and be back with a new episodes in 2023. In the meantime, Merry Christmas!

In this episode we continue discussing the life of Jesus with a look at the crucifixion. Marcus has an acrostic to help us remember the main points of meaning attached to Christ's crucifixion. This acrostic is aptly C.R.O.S.S.

If Jesus made a bumper sticker, what would it be? In this episode we're talking about Jesus' teachings on the Gospel, and Marcus names and discusses four core values of the Kingdom of Heaven: Salvation, Stewardship, Spirituality, and Servant Love.

Do you want an easy way to remember the basic timeline of the ministry of Jesus? In this episode, we're talking through one of Marcus's acrostics, which will help you feel S.M.A.R.T. as you piece together the five stages of Jesus' earthly ministry.

This episode starts a new series about the life of Jesus. Jesus fulfilled at least 300 prophecies in the Bible. We'll talk about three prophetic pictures we can use as anchors for how we think through some of these prophecies. Like in our last series, these anchors can be remembered with three S's: Seed, Suffering […]

In part six of our Kingdom Worldview series, we're concluding the series with a look at the third pillar of a Kingdom Worldview: Spiritual Warfare.

In part five of our Kingdom Worldview series, we're looking at the second pillar of a Kingdom Worldview: Sovereign Lordship.

In part four of our Kingdom Worldview series, we're looking at the first pillar of a Kingdom Worldview: Sacred Romance.

In part three of our Kingdom Worldview series, we're looking at an overview of the three pillars of a Kingdom Worldview. These three pillars are Sacred Romance, Sovereign Lordship, and Spiritual Warfare.

In part two of the Kingdom Worldview series, we explore how belonging affects worldview and how to think about worldview theologically.

In episode seventeen, we begin our third series! We’re talking about the Kingdom worldview. What is worldview? Why is it so important for Christians to understand?

Today we wrap up our conversation about the heart-focused discipleship model “F.I.S.H.” In this episode, we talk about maturity, groups and individuals on the journey, and more.

Today we finish our conversation about the “F” of F.I.S.H. – Freedom. In this episode, we approach the topic from a spiritual warfare perspective.

Today and next week we're looking at the “F” of F.I.S.H. – Freedom. In this episode, we're talking about dealing with wounds from the past.

Your Hosts

Father-Daughter Duo Marcus & Stephanie Warner

Dr. Marcus Warner

Dr. Marcus Warner has served as president of Deeper Walk International since 2006. Marcus earned three degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School – M.Div., Th.M. Old Testament, and D.Min. He has written numerous books and spoken for both ministry and corporate groups across the country and around the world. A Bible teacher at heart, Marcus has taught Old Testament and Theology at the junior high, high school, college, and seminary levels. His passion is taking complex topics and making them practical and accessible for everyone.

Stephanie Warner

Stephanie Warner is the publishing coordinator at Deeper Walk International and has served as the editor for over a dozen books including Building Bounce, The Pandora Problem, Understanding the Wounded Heart, and Strategic Business Prayer. Classically educated, Stephanie has taught Latin and ancient history and has a passion for helping Christians understand the epicness of a biblical worldview. Stephanie is also an aspiring novelist who specializes in epic fantasy for adults. She is finishing up her master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary.

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